Wavelength: Prem Krishnamurthy
Prem Krishnamurthy is based in Berlin and New York. His work across media explores the transformative potential of art and design by experimenting with presentational strategies, performative modes, and ways of communing. He currently directs Wkshps, a multidisciplinary design consultancy; is artistic director of FRONT International 2022, the Cleveland triennial of contemporary art; and organizes Commune /kəˈmjuːn/, an emergent workshop that practices artistic tools for social transformation.
Previously, Prem founded the design studio Project Projects and the exhibition space P! in New York. He received the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for Communications Design in 2015 and KW Institute for Contemporary Art’s “A Year With…” residency fellowship in 2018. His professional papers were acquired by Bard College’s Center for Curatorial Studies in 2019. In March 2021, Pompeii Archaeological Park released his new digital artwork, Pompeii!, which reflects upon rituals, destruction, memory, and letting go.
Photo credit: Peter Larson